Guest Column

November 23, 2019

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee ...

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Americans spend over $60 billion a year on diet and weight loss products. Yet, people are more obese than ever. We have seen the low-fat craze, the low- or no-carb phase, the paleo, south beach, keto… the list goes on… The diet industry wants us to think if we just cut carbs, eat less of ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - What is Veterans Day? Veterans Day is celebrated yearly on November 11, 2019. It is a day when we honor our veterans and those who have served. Originally November 11 held a different meaning for many Americans and those around the world. On November 11, 1918, World War I had come ...

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The children kept hugging us. They just wanted hugs. They wanted to be seen, to be loved, to feel safe. It’s odd — we teach our children to not talk to strangers, and yet when we entered the Shelter de Leona Vicario they ran to us, grabbed our hands, and wanted to play. My Spanish is limited and ...

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Doreen Neggia, Esquire, will offer a free Family Law seminar at Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill Street, Newton, on Wednesday, November 13th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Learn about child support, grounds for divorce, court procedures, alimony, parenting time, equitable distribution of assets, and other ...

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NEW JERSEY - For the first time in quite a few years, the Garden State has raindrops on Halloween. Weather forecasters say there may be a lull late in the afternoon before the fall storm gets cranking to allow trick or treaters to hit the pavement. Halloween has become quite the popular holiday ...

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For me, horror is the most underrated genre in the cinematic world. Like any genre film, there is an art form. Dramas are meant to make sure emotional. Comedies are meant to make us laugh. And romances are meant to warm our hearts. And of course, horror is meant to scare us. Though we normally ...

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Bullying is an unsettling topic for any parent, but it’s an important one as it can start early. Read this article to pinpoint five behaviors that could point to bullying and learn what you can do to teach your child awareness. Observe your child in different settings if you have concerns, and ...

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Braces can be a big commitment to improving your smile and oral health. You may have been doing some research while thinking about the decision, but our top-rated Montville NJ area orthodontist warns you not to fall for everything you read about braces. Your experience will be unique to your smile! ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat resident Tony Lombardo is a great inspiration for hundreds if not thousands of people.  At TAPinto Stafford-LBI and TAPinto Barnegat-Waretown Tony is regular columnist for us sharing his many inspiring life stories through his column "Let's Hear Your Story." Our readers are ...

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Clinical Contributors to this Story: Anthony J Costa, M.D. contributes to topics such as Orthopedic Surgery. We all know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but when your knees hurt, it can be hard to motivate yourself to get up and move. It might even seem like it’s ...

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For years, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie led a hard-fought battle to legalize sports betting in The Garden State. Thanks to that monumental effort, on May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court reversed the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), legalizing sports betting in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A chemist combines a special salt with alcohol in a porcelain dish and ignites the ingredients. He pours another liquid into a separate beaker containing a tiny crystal that makes the solution unstable, causing the salts to separate from the water and form a fast-growing solid ...

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Clinical Contributors to this Story Nabil P. Rizk, M.D. contributes to topics such as Cancer Care, Thoracic Surgery. Ziad G Hanhan, M.D. contributes to topics such as Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery. By Marisa Tranchina My aunt smoked cigarettes for years, then a couple of years ago she ...

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BARNEGAT, WARETOWN, NJ - Studies suggest that increased life expectancies have many feeling like 60 is the new 40. While that may appear valid in some regards, job hunters may not exactly agree. Some even wonder if just the opposite is true. Just because someone lives in an age-restricted ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The secret to living to 100 might be cutting your own lawn. Barbara Wadsworth says she stays busy by doing yard work, washing clothes and, yes, mowing her own lawn. As far as she can figure, keeping active had helped the Piscataway resident live a long and happy ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Tuesday, September 17, senior Carly Peterson held a fundraiser for pediatric health.  She raised over $300 that will go to the New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Barnford Children’s Fund, and Garden of Dreams Foundation all of which help ...

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Today is Friday the 13th and there is a full moon to boot this evening. So, how superstitious are you? Will you walk under a ladder, break a mirror or cross paths with a black cat on Friday, September 13? Probably not, but here are a few fun facts about Friday the 13th folklore ...

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